As the philanthropic arm of CompTIA, the world’s largest information technology industry association, the Creating IT Futures Foundation (CITFF) is dedicated to inventing better on-ramps to IT careers for individuals who lack economic opportunity and are underrepresented in IT occupations. CITFF works to train and certify low-income students and adults in IT, as well as returning veterans, and help them connect with potential employers.
Headquartered within CompTIA in Downers Grove, Illinois, CITFF has a budget of $5 million and a 20-member staff, with operational support from CompTIA for its legal, IT, human resources, and finance functions.
Over the last six years, the Foundation has grown into a leading voice in the workforce industry, recognized for its ability to advance issues at a macro level and successfully execute on grassroots programs to make a long-term impact on people’s lives.
CompTIA invests 5% of its annual revenues in philanthropic activities, with the majority of funding flowing to the Foundation. CompTIA’s financial support is a starting point for CITFF, but the Foundation’s ambitions are far greater: It seeks to make a far-reaching impact nationwide, with the right combination of fundraising, entrepreneurship, and program execution. To accomplish this, the Foundation is planning for the next phase of its growth and is seeking an experienced leader to drive revenue and scale up such CITFF programs as IT-Ready, PrepareU, DevPrep, and NextUp.
Learn more at www.creatingitfutures.org.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association serving as the voice of the information technology industry. With approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners, 95,000 registered users, and more than two million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy.
CompTIA was recently named a Top Workplace for Women over 35 by Crain’s Chicago Business. CompTIA has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois for five consecutive years by the Business Ledger, a leading provider of business news and information about the economy in suburban Chicago. In November 2015, CompTIA received a 2015 Top Workplaces honor from the Chicago Tribune.
Learn more at www.comptia.org
The Chief Development Officer Position
Reporting to the CEO of the Foundation, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) will be responsible for fostering a culture of entrepreneurship and aggressive business development within CITFF. The Foundation is emerging from startup mode and is now poised for massive growth in the coming years. The CDO will need to realign and position CITFF’s culture, systems, and procedures to support more dynamic development activities.
The Chief Development Officer will lead the planning, integration, and implementation of strategies to develop all revenue streams that support the Foundation’s continued growth, including:
- Institutional fundraising for corporate, foundation, and public support
- Individual fundraising
- Earned revenue streams
- Social enterprise ventures
- Social bonds/pay-for-success
- Fundraising events and campaigns